Many people involved in hit and run accidents, or car accidents in which the driver of one car hits a pedestrian, are often among the worst types of accidents in terms of severity of injuries. Sadly, in addition to leaving the victim without medical help, the driver also leaves the victim with the financial responsibility of the accident. Fortunately, in some hit and run cases the injured party’s insurance company may be responsible through an uninsured motorist claim.
Although leaving the scene of an accident is both illegal and extremely unethical, it’s common. In some cases, the driver may have been drinking or using drugs, and may not want to face jail time. The driver may have been speeding or driving recklessly. By law, no driver involved in an accident should leave the scene of the accident when an injury has occurred.
It’s been estimated that approximately 800 pedestrians are killed every year by hit and run drivers. The families of those individuals who are killed, as well as the injured pedestrians themselves, can choose to seek compensation through their own insurance policies. However, it’s critical that you have an attorney involved. In many cases, insurance companies only offer the minimum they believe they will get away with in order to resolve the case quickly.
If you have been injured in a Houston hit and run accident, call the Houston hit and run attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation, or visit us on YouTube.